09 Jul 2014 13:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mrs Wuraola Oduntan as its new General Manager for Nigeria. The appointment takes effect from 1 July 2014.
in Lagos, Wuraola Oduntan will have overall responsibility for Etihad Airways’
operations in Nigeria, taking over from Mr Maurice Phohleli who was recently
appointed Vice President, Africa Sub-Sahara and Indian Ocean for Etihad
Oduntan brings a
wealth of industry experience to
the airline, having previously worked at Virgin Atlantic Nigeria, where she
held a number of positions, including Head of Sales and Marketing.
on the appointment,
Maurice Phohleli, said: “We welcome Wuraola to our global commercial team. Her
experience in the Nigerian market is invaluable and I am confident she
will make a significant
continuing to build our presence in Nigeria and across the West
Mrs Oduntan has a BSc in Accounting
from the Obafemi Awolowo University,
Nigeria, and also
holds an MBA from the
University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Etihad Airways launched its service
between Lagos and Abu
Dhabi on 1 July 2012
with six flights a week enhancing the links between Nigeria, Africa’s largest
economy and the United Arab Emirates.
The airline recognises the importance
of the West African region and in March 2013 expanded its flights to Lagos
to a daily
meet growing demand from passengers travelling to and from Nigeria.